Modifications in biphasic liquid-scintillation vial system for radiometry

Ganatra, R. D. ; Buddemeyer, E. U. ; Deodhar, M. N. ; Narkar, A. A. ; Powar, D. M. ; Shah, D. H. (1980) Modifications in biphasic liquid-scintillation vial system for radiometry The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 21 (5). pp. 480-483. ISSN 0161-5505

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Several modifications of the biphasic liquid-scintillation vial system for radiometry have been tried in order to improve the counting efficiency. The biphasic system consisted of an inner sterile vial containing medium and substrate, and an outer liquid-scintillation vial lined on the inside with filter paper impregnated with scintillation fluors and alkali. The system gave an overall counting efficiency of 14.6%. Substitution of methanolic NaOH for impregnation of the paper raised the counting efficiency to 29.1%. This could be further enhanced to 33.8% by lining only half of the outer vial with filter paper, thereby allowing improved optical transmission of scintillation light. Increasing the amount of fluor did not change the efficiency significantly. A complete interchange in the system, whereby half of the inner vial was lined with filter paper and was otherwise empty, while the outer vial contained the medium and substrate, gave the highest efficiency (36.9%). This also allowed the use of larger amounts of medium and the inoculum.

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